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stephelena

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Posted Aug 22, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

Loved your [shortpplfedup] assessment of the season!
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goseaward

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Posted Aug 1, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

Apparently I'm a crazy person who, in her spare time, obsessively rewatches the dances she liked from this show and then makes a giant ranked list of her favorites up through the end of s8. (It's actually even longer than this--I make it up around 200 dances before I start not-caring more than I like making the list.) Anyway:

1. "If It Kills Me," Jeanine & Jason, contemporary, s5 top 10
2. "Ramalama (Bang Bang)," top 10, jazz, s2 top 10 results
3. "Outta Your Mind," Alex & Twitch, hip hop, s7 top 9
4. "Black Mambo," Heidi & Benji, mambo, s2 top 8
5. "Hip Hip, Chin Chin," Lacey & Danny, samba, s3 top 10
6. "Imagine," Katee & Will, pas de deux, s4 top 10
7. "Collide," Lauren & Kent, contemporary, s7 top 8
8. "Where Do I Begin," Melanie & Tadd, Broadway, s8 top 6
9. "Mercy," Katee & Twitch, contemporary, s4 top 8
10. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)," Sabra & Neil, jazz, s3 top 6
11. "Put Your Hands On Me," Kathryn & Ryan, cha cha, s6 top 8
12. "Hide and Seek," top 6 group, contemporary, s2 top 6 results
13. "Mad World," Billy & Ade, contemporary, s7 top 5
14. "Baila, Baila," Katee & Joshua, samba, s4 top 16
15. "At This Moment," Kathryn & Jakob, contemporary ballet, s6 top 6
16. "Malajunta," Caitlin & Pasha, Argentine tango, s8 top 10
17. "Gravity," Kayla & Kupono, contemporary, s5 top 12
18. "Bleeding Love," Chelsie & Mark, lyrical hip hop, s4 top 16
19. "Night of the Dancing Flame," Lauren & Neil, jazz, s3 top 14
20. "The Garden," Courtney & Mark, jazz, s4 top 5
21. "The Rockafeller Skank," Sara & Pasha, West Coast swing, s3 top 14
22. "Fashion," Ricky & Ryan, jazz, s8 top 14 ricky ryan jazz
23. "Ruby Blue," Janette & Brandon, jazz, s5 top 12
24. "Girlfriend," Anya & Danny, jive, s3 top 20
25. "Ganesh," Billy & Robert, Bollywood, s7 top 5
26. "Le Jazz Hot," Donyelle & Benji, Broadway, s2 top 6
27. "Balant Funk," top 5 boys, African jazz, s5 top 10
28. "Aha!", top 14 group, contemporary jazz, s6 top 14 results
29. "2 Steps Away," Kathryn & Legacy, contemporary, s6 top 18
30. "Violentango," Ellenore & Ryan, Argentine tango, s6 top 18
31. "Hallelujah," Alex & Allison, contemporary, s7 top 11
32. "My Chick Bad," Lauren & Twitch, hip hop, s7 top 6
33. "No Air," Katee & Joshua, lyrical hip hop, s4 top 20
34. "Forever," Comfort & Twitch, hip hop, s4 top 10
35. "Misty Blue," Sasha & Twitch, hip hop, s8 top 10
36. "Are You The One?", Danny & Neil, contemporary, s3 top 4
37. "Dholna," top 5 girls, Bollywood, s5 top 10
38. "The Circus Sets Up," top 8 group, contemporary, s8 top 8 results
39. "Shake," Destini & Jamile, hip hop, s1 top 10
40. "Trepak," Joshua & Twitch, trepak, s4 top 4
41. "Message in a Bottle," Ashle & Melody, contemporary, s1 top 4
42. "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," Katee & Joshua, lyrical jazz, s4 top 4
43. "A Foggy Day (In London Town)," Kourtni & Matt, foxtrot, s4 top 18
44. "Dhoom Taana," Katee & Joshua, Bollywood, s4 top 12
45. "Relax," Ashleigh & Jakob, jazz, s6 top 16
46. "Who You Are," Jordan & Brandon, pas de deux, s8 top 10
47. "No Air," Legacy solo, s6 top 10
48. "Me and My Baby," Clarice & Jess, Broadway, s8 top 20
49. "Turn To Stone," Melanie & Marko, contemporary, s8 top 20
50. "Little Green Bag," Pauline & Peter, jazz, s6 top 18

Random notes: 1, I don't have a recording of the episode with the hummingbird routine so I couldn't rewatch it to my satisfaction--nothing from that episode appears on this list. 2, given how much I disliked her, I'm stunned by how much I like Ryan & Ricky's jazz number now. 3, the more I watch it, the more I love other-Ryan in the cha cha with Kathryn. He always seemed like the forklift par excellence, but in that routine he has to do a couple of really athletic things, dances a lot, and only lifts Kathryn at the very end. 3, the #1 routine is the first one I ever saw from the show and it's the reason I watch it now--though of course I didn't realize that after 1100+ routines (partner dances, solos, and group dances) it would still be my favorite. 4, by percentage of possible dances on this list, my favorite seasons are apparently: 4, 6, 8, 3, 7, 5, 2, 1. I would have said 5, 6 and 4 tied, 7, 2, 8, 3, 1, so...surprise! I think 5 ends up a bit low because I've rewatched that the most times of any season, so even the good ones don't seem quite as special any more, and my perception of 7, 2, and 8 overall is tilted by the fact that I really liked the winners of 2 and 7 but not so much the winner of 8.
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#513

sweetcookieface

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Posted Aug 11, 2012 @ 7:12 PM

Here's a very rough ranking of some of my favorite routines from the past few seasons (I only started watching in Season 5). Putting together my list made me realize a couple of things:

1) I far preferred seasons 5 and 6 to the more recent seasons. I don't necessarily think the dancers are any less talented now; the choreography is just less inspired (doesn't help that Wade and Mia, who were responsible for most of my favorite routines, have been MIA).
2) The winners rarely deliver my favorite routines of the season. And there's often one couple who can do no wrong in my book (e.g., Brandon/Janette and, to a lesser extent, Ellenore/Ryan or Kathryn/Legacy). I could have easily put every Brandon/Janette routine on my list.
3) My list really underscores just how sucky hip hop is on this show. And I guess I'm not that into ballroom, although tango appears to be the exception.

Ellenore/Jakob - Tore My Heart (S6)
Brandon/Janette - Tango (S5)
Brandon/Janette - Ruby Blue (S5)
Evan/Randi - Butt dance (S5)
Alex/Twitch - Outta Your Mind (S7)
Billy/Ade - Mad World (S7)
Kayla/Kupono - Addiction (S5)
Ade/Melissa - BCD (S5)
Kathryn/Ryan - cha cha (S6)
Brandon/Kayla - Stacey Tookey (S5)
Amelia/Will - Sonya contemp (S9)
Brandon/Janette - disco (S5)
Amber/Nick - tango (S9)
Brandon/Melissa - Aquarius (S5)
Sasha/Twitch - Misty Blue (S8)
Marko/Melanie -Turn to Stone (S8)
Amber/Nick - waltz (S9)
Kayla/Kupono - Twilight (S5)
Legacy/Kathryn - cave man hip hop (S6)
Ellenore/Ryan - tango (S6)
Brandon/Janette - hip hop (S5)
Ellenore/Ryan - Arcadia (Sonya contemp) (S6)
Ellenore/Ryan - Ex Lover Is Dead (S6)
Legacy/Kathryn - contemp (S6)

As for group routines, the three that really stand out for me are all Wade: Ramalama (didn't watch that season live, but have watched this performance obsessively on youtube); A-ha (with the statues), and the S6 Top 20. Sniffle.
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#514

lilyvalley

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Posted Sep 26, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

Most of my favorites are from the early seasons, but I thought I would nominate Bang Bang with Eliana and Alex from S9. I don't think I had an all-time favorite from last year. The last one I can remember before Bang Bang is Mad World with Billy and Ade from S7.
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#515

geekgrrl77

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Posted May 30, 2013 @ 5:36 PM

My favorite routine is hand's down Melanine & Neil from S8. Of course that season had a lot of great routines. 

 

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#516

CharmCity04

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Posted Aug 10, 2013 @ 7:19 PM

The last routine on this show that I actually wanted to go back and watch again was Alex/Eliana Bang Bang routine. That was the best from that season. Alex/Eliana had amazing dance chemistry.

 

I would actually add Eliana/Cyrus Hip Hop, the Eli routine, and Cole/Eliana Ram routine from season 9.


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#517

rollerblade

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Posted Sep 6, 2013 @ 3:53 AM

I'm kinda on a Viennese Waltz kick, and I think the best one has got to be Season 3 Lacey & Danny's Viennese Waltz in the finale. The dance just weaves - so floaty, so sublime. Absolute favorite part was the head drop twizzles from Lacey toward the end. Nigel was right (ugh!) on the dancing on ice critic.

 

Choreographers sure love Avril's songs for waltzes for some reason.


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